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  • Film Independent Taps 10 Fellows for Screenwriting Lab

    Film Independent has selected 10 fellows for its 14th annual Screenwriting Lab, the non-profit that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Fest announced on Thursday. This year's honorees and their projects are Fred Thomas Jr. ("Broad Street...
  • Surprise and confirmation in Spirit Awards nominations

    Surprise and confirmation in Spirit Awards nominations
    It’s not only actors and filmmakers who get excited about something like the Spirit Awards nominations announcement. One could argue that such things are actually more meaningful (and closely watched) by executives and producers. The nominations...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Spirit Nominations with 7; 'Nebraska' Takes 6

    High-profile studios pics mingled with small-scale indies as Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" led nominations for the 29th Independent Spirit Awards with seven followed by Paramount Vantage's "Nebraska" with six. In a year chock full of worth films,...
  • Spirit Noms Analysis: 'All Is Lost,' 'Fruitvale Station,' 'Short Term 12′ Join Must-See List

    "12 Years a Slave" and "Nebraska" may have earned the most nominations for the Indie Spirit Awards, but the biggest beneficiaries could be films including "All is Lost" (pictured), "Blue Jasmine," "Before Midnight," "Enough Said," "Fruitvale Station"...
  • Scarlett Johansson and 'Her' Voice Ineligible for Golden Globes

    Scarlett Johansson will not compete in the Golden Globes race for "Her," sources confirm to Variety, as she is ineligible in the HFPA's best supporting actress category. Johansson remains eligible in the best supporting actress category for SAG Awards...
  • Is '12 Years a Slave' an Indie? Here Are the Spirit Awards Rules of Eligibility

    Tuesday morning's announcement of Indie Spirit Award nominations brought the annual head-scratching over some selections, in terms of eligibility. Many films were disqualified because of budget or nationality of the key contributors. On the flip side,...
  • Could James Gandolfini Win a Posthumous Oscar?

    In awards consideration, a voter tries to be objective. But when any human watches a film or TV show, they bring along all their thoughts and feelings about life -- and death. By any standard, James Gandolfini's performance in "Enough Said" is a gem. But...
  • Sundance Unveils 2014 Competition, Next Lineups

    In some respects, the 30th annual Sundance Film Festival offers a snapshot of the ways in which the independent film scene has dramatically shifted over the past three decades, said fest director John Cooper, from an ever-widening talent pool to an...
  • The New England Underground Film Festival Comes To Hartford on Oct. 5

    The New England Underground Film Festival Comes To Hartford on Oct. 5
    The appeal of independent film has always been about more than the quality of the movies themselves. The term "independent" carries a mystique of its own — a suggestion of home-grown, organic creativity unleashed to the world against the odds. Think...
  • October Awards Buzz: What's on Top and What's Not

    Awards-watchers were positively drunk with excitement during the Venice-Telluride-Toronto fests, but a month later, everybody has started to sober up as additional contenders are being screened. Entering the conversation in a big way are Warner Bros.'...
  • 'Best Man Holiday,' 'Black Nativity,' Madea are merrily diverse

    Time was when Christmas movies were as reliably white as a North Pole winter. Such holiday classics as "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" came to define the American cultural psyche during the holidays for decades. Later films set around...